Facebook Requests

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Facebook Requests are an easy way to let your user's invite their friends to any page of your site. They also allow you, the site owner, to send updates to any, or all, of your users about new blog posts, events, sales, or whatever you want. The requests are sent through Facebook and appear as either friend notifications or application notifications, depending on how they were sent from your site. Below is a description of each, and how to set both up.

Requirements for Facebook Requests

You must have the following two items setup before sending requests.

Facebook requests require your Canvas Application to be properly configured. Once a request is accepted by a user on Facebook, they are redirected to the Canvas App URL for your site. JFBConnect will then redirect the user to the URL you've configured in the Request manager for the specific request that they are accepting.

Canvas Setup Check

Before you can send Requests, verify your Canvas Page is working properly. When a user accepts a Request, they are initially sent to your Canvas Page on Facebook. From there, JFBConnect will redirect them to the final destination set in the Request. In the "Page Tab/Canvas" section, under the "Canvas App" tab, you should see the following line:

Your Canvas application appears to be setup properly. To see what it looks like, click the following link: https://apps.facebook.com/XXXX

The link in that section should load your site within Facebook and you should get no errors. If you have problems, please go through the Facebook Page Tab & Canvas Configuration Guide to correct them.

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